I decided to hand letter a wedding card for a wedding we were going to attend this past weekend. Why buy one when I can practice my craft?
I had a picture in my mind for this, so I really didn't do too many thumbnail compositions for this. My idea was to scan it in and print it in orange because that was one of their colors for their wedding (they did a really nice black and orange Flyers Hockey theme). Another thought I had was to be able to reproduce it in the future for others.
Things I Learned
This time around, I didn't spend the time I should have to clean up the inked drawing. I made some mistakes with materials as well, which made the drawing less crisp. One thing I need a lot of practice at yet is relaxing when inking. Whenever I get to that phase I seem to be tense since there is no more correcting that can be done like the sketching phases. There were quite a few flaws that made it into the final and I made the mistake of thinking I could clean it up digitally. While that isn't untrue, it would have been way less work to re-draw the inked composition again than cleaning it up on screen.
I ended up duplicating the inked drawing only, and will be mastering the details of cleaning up my inked drawings in addition to the digital versions next. I'll be finishing up my next project soon and I'll be practicing what I have learned about already. I'll post it as soon as I can.
I re-inked this because I was not happy with the contrast or quality. I will need to do it again as you can still see many flaws, but it's a process.